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Pam

Certified Peer Supporter

Hi, there! I'm Pam, and I've experienced recurring depression and suicidality since I was 13. I had an especially rough period of depression when I was pregnant. I've made use of medication, therapy, and ECT. I love to listen, and I'll share my experiences and ideas if you'd like.

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About Pam

Biography

I've experienced depression and suicidality since I was 13 years old. I had an especially bad period of depression when I was pregnant. I'm in a good place now, but in the past I've admitted myself to the hospital multiple times to get away from opportunities to kill myself. I've taken advantage of medication, therapy, and ECT. I also have fibromyalgia. I've been a Certified Peer Specialist since 2012, and I've worked as a mobile peer supporter and in a long-term residence. I love to listen and learn about my peers.

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Recovery Story

I'm pretty good now, thanks to a combination of medicines and regular therapy "tune-ups." But I do experience some residual effects of depression, such as lack of motivation and a desire to isolate. I cope with these things by cutting myself some slack, getting a good night's sleep, and making lunch dates with friends to force me to get out of the house.

My Motivation To Help

I hope to help people cope with the hellish experience of Major Depressive Disorder. And I want to help those who are <recovering> from depression because a period of sickness requires a period of recovery.

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